Enhancing earthquake detection from orbit

When a major earthquake strikes, nearby seismometers can inform rapid alerts to residents and emergency services that potentially hazardous shaking or tsunamis may be headed their way. However, local seismometer measurements ...

Citizen seismology helps decipher the 2021 Haiti earthquake

On August 14, 2021, a magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck Haiti, leaving 2,500 dead, 13,000 injured and roughly 140,000 houses destroyed. This came 11-years after Haiti was struck by a 7.0 earthquake that devastated the capital ...

NASA balloon detects California earthquake—next stop, Venus?

Between July 4 and July 6, 2019, a sequence of powerful earthquakes rumbled near Ridgecrest, California, triggering more than 10,000 aftershocks over a six-week period. Seeing an opportunity, researchers from NASA's Jet Propulsion ...

Icy ocean worlds seismometer passes further testing in Greenland

The NASA-funded Seismometer to Investigate Ice and Ocean Structure (SIIOS) performed well in seismic experiments conducted in snowy summer Greenland, according to a new study by the SIIOS team led by the University of Arizona ...

Alaskan seismometers record the northern lights

Aaron Lojewski, who leads aurora sightseeing tours in Alaska, was lucky enough to photograph a "eruption" of brilliant pink light in the night skies one night in February.

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